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How to remove dropbox icon from taskbar

How to remove dropbox icon from taskbar

DeerUser69
New member | Level 2
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How to remove dropbox icon from taskbar without closing app? In prefernces I have choosen Dropbox icon>never show, yet it is there.

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Luffy
Experienced | Level 11
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Oh, that's the Dropbox Badge - not the icon from your task bar @DeerUser69

If you want to disable the Badge take a look below: 

https://help.dropbox.com/installs/badge-on-off 

If you'd like to completely hide the Dropbox icon from your taskbar you can disable the automatic start-up but then again you won't be syncing your files so I'd be cautious here.

I hope this clears things up a tad.

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Luffy
Experienced | Level 11
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I'm afraid what you're looking for is completely uninstalling the desktop app as the icon on your taskbar is a crucial part of its functionality.

Let me know if I'm missing something obvious @DeerUser69!

DeerUser69
New member | Level 2
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It is weird, why exists such a preference, but it doesn't work? Makes me a bit dissapointed

Luffy
Experienced | Level 11
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Could you please send me a screenshot of what exactly you're referring to @DeerUser69?

DeerUser69
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Luffy
Experienced | Level 11
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Oh, that's the Dropbox Badge - not the icon from your task bar @DeerUser69

If you want to disable the Badge take a look below: 

https://help.dropbox.com/installs/badge-on-off 

If you'd like to completely hide the Dropbox icon from your taskbar you can disable the automatic start-up but then again you won't be syncing your files so I'd be cautious here.

I hope this clears things up a tad.

DeerUser69
New member | Level 2
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Ok, I understood this, thank you.

Luffy
Experienced | Level 11
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Glad I could help - have a great rest of your weekend!

toddynho
New member | Level 2
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hi

 

why icon is important for the app working and updating in background. For me the icon is kind anoying, should has a option to keep app working without the icon in taskbar... updating the folder with a service in background

 

thank you

Sophia84
Explorer | Level 3
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The Dropbox icon in the system tray or menu bar shows the overall status of Dropbox; Icons on individual files or folders show the status of that file or folder [link removed as per Community Guidelines].

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